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The CIA college tour: The Ivy League

The CIA college tour: The Ivy League

As part of back-to-school week, we combed through the CIA archives to find connections between colleges and the Agency. Today, we’re looking at the Ivy League.

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Using FOIA to dig into shady parking lot deals  and secretive sports teams

Using FOIA to dig into shady parking lot deals and secretive sports teams

You don’t have to be a journalist to use FOIA - in fact, some of the best requests I’ve seen have come from former or current government employees. In this week’s roundup, a few requests from public officials that have potential to show wrongdoing as well as other examples of using public records for impact.

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The fate of voucher-funded private schools remains an open question

The fate of voucher-funded private schools remains an open question

Parties on all sides are in agreement over public school systems’ persistent failures to successfully engage and prepare all students, from coast to heartland to coast, for a healthy and productive adult life. While there may be help in charter and voucher-based programs, secrecy still threatens to undermine their good intentions.

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The CIA college tour: Boston

The CIA college tour: Boston

As part of back-to-school week, we combed through the Central Intelligence Agency archives to find connections between colleges and the Agency, starting with our home turf: Boston.

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Coaches’ contracts are just a records request away

Coaches’ contracts are just a records request away

Though you may not be able to get their plays, it can be pretty straight forward to see how much college coaches are paid.

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